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Shipping & Transport

20 May 2020
Jesper Windahl Unloading trailers: who bears responsibility under CMR?

Denmark - WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

A recent Maritime and Commercial Court case examined a claim for damage to goods during unloading under the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR). The court found that a CMR carrier is not liable for damage in connection with the unloading of goods irrespective of whether the unloading was performed by a driver, as drivers in such instances may be deemed to act on behalf of consignees.

Author: Jesper Windahl
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Rob Jardine-Brown Notification is key: prevention principle, delay and extensions of time under shipbuilding contracts

United Kingdom - Wikborg Rein

A recent High Court decision provides an in-depth analysis of how, if at all, the prevention principle applies to shipbuilding contracts and the importance of good contract management to notify and seek extensions for events of delay. The dispute arose in the context of 11 arbitrations between a seller and a buyer concerning a series of 14 bulk carriers which were to be designed and constructed by the seller in China.

Authors: Rob Jardine-Brown, Alex Hookway
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Italy - Dardani Studio Legale

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Cyprus - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Authors: Costas Stamatiou, Vassilis Psyrras
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Chile - JJR Abogados

Author: Ricardo Rozas